India Bike Week get underway on 20th at Vagator, Goa-
The biggest Biking Mayhem of Asia is back for the third time! India’s leading festival of mean machines and music— India Bike Week— will be held in Goa from February 20. The two-day event is organised by SEVENTY Event Media Group, together with the Travel and Lifestyle channel, FOX Life, at Vagator beach. Over 10,000 riders and bike enthusiasts are expected to ride cross-country to Goa to celebrate the spirit and lifestyle of the Indian Biking community. Just like the last two editions, Harley-Davidson will be the principal sponsor of the event for this edition as well.
Brings alive various elements close to a biker’s heart-
The IndiaBike Week is considered to be bikers’ heaven, which gives them an opportunity to get indulged in the pure sphere of biking, by meeting the bikers from across the globe, sharing their personal stories, experiences and knowledge with them and participating in the fanciful events which are not short of a visual treat, such as ‘The Travel Zone’ and ‘Bike Builders Collective’, coupled up with various racing events too. There will be a special ‘IBW Arena’ too, which will be sporting stage for vibrant activities such as musical rock band shows, stunts and demos. IndiaBike Week brings alive various elements close to a biker’s heart – rock concerts, custom bike build off, stunt arena, showcase of the most amazing motorcycles from across the world including vintage bikes, etc. In the last 2 years IBW inspired a new generation of bikers.
Offers a spell of awesome festival living-
The festival at Goa is for two days. The celebrations, however, start almost a week before that which includes the rides and the filming of the journeys of our riders en route the venue. But mind it! It is not a free event. The tickets to India Bike Week 2015, which includes three zones, thousands of bikers, the Ladakh tent with short films and art displayed, Bike Builders’ Collective, and so much more will cost you Rs 3000 for both days. Three zones are – The Arena, Bike Builders’ Collective and The Big Trip. Between these there are plenty of bike and non-bike related mini-events scheduled. Music included. Stay in tents under the stars with equally or more passionate bikers with packages starting at Rs. 1000/day per person. Pick souvenirs from the range of stores popping up at the campsite. Never get out of the spell of awesome festival living. Live up to every bit of the festival – even before and after the venue gates open.
Babyhead is coming-
India Bike Week, Soundtrot and Let’s Campout have partnered together to bring everybody a heightened festival experience. From start to end, they work together to make sure one has a trip to remember, be it a dorm room, a campsite or a 4 star hotel, they’ve got everything one needs right here.
- A hundred new, mad or mod bikes on display
- 12000 or more biking and travel enthusiasts
- The very first Howling Dog Quarter Mile Drag
- All-India Stunt Championship finals
- Several RTW legends, an expo for adventure gear, travel movie screenings at the Big Trip
And there’s more-
- The third IBW Bike Build Off
- Ace Cafe London’s Mark Wilsmore(get ready to rock)
- Babyhead (headlining!) with Blackstratblues, DJ Sa vs Sa and Siddharth Basrur, Ox7gen and more artists across 5 stages. A band forged from a love for Jamaican sound clash and DIY punk-rock ethic, and delivered with a raw hip-hop lyrical swagger. The irrepressible Babyhead sound is drawn from all quarters of the musical universe. Babyhead is a favourite on the UK festival circuit, the band has made a name for themselves with their effervescent live shows. An eight piece unstoppable force of brass, bass, rapping and skanking guitars. Their unmistakeable brand of Skank rock and energetic stage presence makes them a force to reckon with.
The speakers on the Big Trip event include who’s who of biking world- Grant and Susan Johnson, Rashmi Tambe from Seattle, Avinash Thadani, Kedar, Sangeetha Jairam, Gokulram, Sheonagh Ravensdale and Pat Thomson, Mark Wilsmore, Frank Völlm, Deepak Thimmoji, Sushant, Shetty, Daniel Rintz, Major General (Ret.) RK Jain and Hubert Kriegel.
(All photos courtesy India Bike Week)